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  • Powerful and exciting programme for the Māori Economy

    • Date: 22 April 2015

    Callaghan Innovation has announced the final programme for their Māori Economy Inspire event, which includes attendance from world leaders in innovation from Standford University.

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  • Celebrating Māori writers

    • Date: 22 April 2015

    Photo caption: Executive Directors and owners of Huia Publishers, Brian Morris (far right) and Eboni Waitere (second from right), are ardent advocates and supporters of Māori literature and Māori authors. Huia Publishers have been telling and publishing Māori stories for almost 24 years.

    As well as being an award-winning publisher, Huia initiated the Pikihuia Awards for Māori writers to celebrate and develop Māori writing and to showcase Māori literature.  The 11th Pikihuia Awards are now open and close on 31 May 2015. 

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  • Kei wareware tātou - he haerenga whakahōnore.

    • Date: 22 April 2015

    This Anzac Day will mark a hundred years since New Zealand troops first descended upon Gallipoli, Turkey in World War 1.

    Deputy Chief Executive Fiona McBeath will be among the two thousand New Zealand strong delegation to attend the Anzac commemorations on April 25.

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  • "A person with tikanga and values, takes their responsibilities seriously"

    • Date: 22 April 2015

    Mere has been a public servant all of her working career with the last 23 years as Te Puni Kōkiri Regional Manager for Ikaroa-Rāwhiti. Although being a public servant wasn’t her first career choice.

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  • He Toa Takitini - Servant Leadership

    • Date: 22 April 2015

    When talking with Tui Marsh, Te Puni Kōkiri Regional Manager for Te Taitokerau, you quickly get the sense that her life has always been dedicated to giving back to our people.

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  • Gisborne-East Coast volunteers for Māori Contingent. This photo of the detachment was taken in Napier on 19 October 1914. Apirana Ngata can be seen seated in the centre alongside Mayor Vigor Brown, Arihia Ngata and Lady Carroll.

    Kei Wareware Tātou. Lest We Forget.

    • Date: 22 April 2015

    We remember the fallen of World War I. The New Zealand Government developed a programme to mark the First World War centenary from 2014-2018. The WW100 programme aims to foster appreciation and remembrance of how the First World War affected our nation and its place in the world both at the time and beyond.

    Just over 100,000 New Zealanders served overseas, from a population then of barely one million. Of those, more than 18,000 died and over 40,000 were wounded. Most were young men, and nearly one in five who served did not return.

    The events of 1914-1918 affected more than those who served overseas – they touched nearly every New Zealand family, every community, school, and workplace. In nearly every New Zealand community, large or small, have a memorial marking the First World War. In many marae and dining halls a Roll of Honour reminds us all of the contribution of Ngāi Māori to the war effort.

    First World War Centenary Panel member Dr Monty Soutar, historian and author of Ngā Tama Toa: The Price of Citizenship reflects on the events which led to the establishment of the Māori Contingent/Te Hokowhitu-a-Tū and offers some whakaaro that we might bear in mind as we look ahead and beyond the centenary programme.

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  • Upload your pānui and events to Rauika for free

    • Date: 22 April 2015

    You can post information about events in your community and pānui for free to Rauika. It costs nothing but five minutes of your time to upload your information.

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  • WāKarere

    • Date: 22 April 2015

    You can subscribe to receive WāKarere, a daily collation of Māori news for free.

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  • Caption: Myself and Whaea June Jackson (third from right) with weaver Christina Wirihana (far right) and her whānau: (from left) John Lawless, Josie Gedson, Matekino Lawless, and Gaylene Henry.

    Tukutuku weaves Ngāi Māori into world's tapestry

    • Date: 22 April 2015

    Tēnā tātou katoa,

    I am thrilled that some of the tukutuku panels that were created for the UN Headquarters in New York now grace the walls in our parliamentary complex.

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  • Mai i te Toihautū

    • Date: 22 April 2015

    This Anzac Day, New Zealanders both here at home and overseas will honour the service and sacrifice of those who fought, and we will also tell the stories of the great majority of people who remained at home. This year, we will continue to mark the First World War centenary, reflecting on how WWI affected our nation and our sense of identity.

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  • Make sure you're in the loop

    • Date: 19 March 2015

    Te Puni Kōkiri produces daily and monthly online news services: subscribe and receive regular news about Māori development; follow our updates on Facebook, and; promote your initiatives and events FOR FREE on Rauika, our online events calendar.

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  • Kōrero on Careers

    • Date: 19 March 2015

    Careers New Zealand will use the Tairāwhiti Careers expo in Gisborne later this month to help whānau have better conversation with their rangatahi about careers.

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  • There’s an app for that – connect with your Whanganui Iwi

    • Date: 19 March 2015

    Five Whanganui rangatahi worked together creating an app helping their Whanganui iwi to connect and share what they’re up to.

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  • Iwi Working Group 2015 Review Hui

    • Date: 19 March 2015

    The 2015 Review of the Māori Fisheries Settlement Structures was completed earlier this month.

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  • Ahuwhenua Trophy – 2015 finalists to be announced

    • Date: 19 March 2015

    Next week the Minister for Primary Industries Hon Nathan Guy will host the announcement of finalists for the Ahuwhenua Trophy.

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  • Tāmaki Makaurau Regional Manager Marty Rogers presented Tomairangi with the Whakatipuranga Award at the Outlook for Someday Awards last year.

    Young film-maker going to Japan

    • Date: 19 March 2015

    Last year’s winner of a sustainability film challenge award Te Puni Kōkiri sponsors is taking her film to the prestigious Japan Wildlife Film Festival later in August.

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  • Te Whakahura a Kupe – generate profiles of your iwi and rohe

    • Date: 19 March 2015

    Our interactive tool Te Whakahura a Kupe allows you to draw on census information for iwi and rohe; generating profiles that build a powerful story about iwi and rohe.

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  • “An exciting time for Māori development – and I want to be a part of that” – Willis Katene

    • Date: 19 March 2015

    Meet Willis Katene (Ngāti Toa, Ngā Ruahinerangi, Ngāti Tūwharetoa) the new Regional Manager for Te Tai Hauāuru. No stranger to hard work, when asked what she is most looking forward to in her new role, the tertiary education practitioner is nothing but upbeat about what lies ahead.

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  • Te Matatini: secure, confident and expert in our own language and culture.

    • Date: 19 March 2015

    He Ngakau Aroha – ‘A Loving Heart’ was the theme of this auspicious biennal event – Te Matatini held recently in Te Waipounamu.  The theme was to acknowledge the manaaki and whanaungatanga expressed to Christchurch following the earthquakes.

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  • Te Whānau a Apanui Winners of 2015 Te Matatini National Kapa Haka Festival

    • Date: 09 March 2015

    Te Kapa Haka o Te Whānau a Apanui from the Mataatua – Eastern Bay of Plenty region were judged outright winners of Te Matatini National Kapa Haka Festival in Christchurch this afternoon.

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  • Author Tina Makereti discusses 'this thing called writing'

    • Date: 12 February 2015

    Kōkiritia interviews Tina Makereti as she prepares for TIBE15 and discovers why she finds being a Māori author so rewarding.

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  • Māori Writers To Attend 2015 Taipei Book Fair, Taiwan

    • Date: 12 February 2015

    Three accomplished Māori writers will feature at the 2015 Taipei International Book Exhibition (TIBE15) in Taiwan as part of the delegation from New Zealand.

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  • ‘Ngā Hui Whakahononga’ continues across the motu

    • Date: 27 January 2015

    Minister for Māori Development Te Ururoa Flavell continues his regional area visits across the motu till the end of March.

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Toihautū, Te Puni Kōkiri

    Mai i te Toihautu

    • Date: 21 January 2015

    Te Puni Kōkiri Chief Executive Michelle Hippolite talks about the key events ahead this year.

    E ngā mana, e ngā reo, e ngā maunga whakahī, tēnā koutou katoa

    Ngā mihi nunui o te tau 2015.

     

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  • Dr Erin Keenan says “Māori are now facing a new era where those stories and experiences can provide a valuable background to issues experienced today.”

    Urban migration stories create taonga for whānau

    • Date: 21 January 2015

    “Whāia te iti kahurangi, right?” These are the words of Erin Keenan (Te Ātiawa) when she was conferred with her doctorate degree in History from Victoria University of Wellington at her graduation ceremony in December 2014.

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  • 2015 New Year’s Honours

    • Date: 21 January 2015

    Te Puni Kōkiri pays tribute to the recipients of the New Year Honour’s 2015.

     

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  • Mr Box co-founder Dion Kerr, with his unique foundation installation product. Photo: Fairfax NZ / The Press

    Hanga i te whare: Laying Solid Foundations for Business Innovation

    • Date: 20 January 2015

    Ōtautahi business Mr Box is transforming how foundations are built. Featuring a patented system which reduces costs, man-hours, and every part is lightweight and 100 percent recyclable.

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